Recognition of Foreign Certification of Measuring Instruments - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to register in Australia any measuring instruments that have been developed or produced in another country.

The Chief Metrologist may issue a written notice recognising a measuring instrument that has been certified in a foreign country as a certified measuring instrument if:

  • The certified values of the measuring instrument are established by means of, by reference to, by comparison with or by derivation from, the primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and
  • Appropriate comparability is established between the relevant primary standards of measurement of the foreign country and one or more Australian primary standards of measurement.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Requests for recognition are considered on a case-by-case basis and are generally only agreed where there is a gap in the national measurement system that cannot readily be filled from within Australia.

Recognition of some activities may be considered under current international mutual recognition arrangements with some countries.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Recognition of Foreign Certification of Measuring Instruments - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
National Measurement Institute

Act(s) name

National Measurement Act 1960 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

National Measurement Regulations 1999 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, International Certification
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
National Measurement Institute


Operating address:
Bradfield Rd
Lindfield
New South Wales 2070
Mailing address:
PO BOX 264
Lindfield, New South Wales 2070

Phone:

1300 686 664

Phone:

02 8467 3580

Fax:

02 8467 3610
international@measurement.gov.au

Supporting information

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